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 Post subject: Subsidence in Dickson City.
PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:10 pm 
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Looking at the Subsidence off of Main Avenue in Dickson city pics, where exactly did this happen? Right by the Ford dealership?

I live off of the avenue, just would like to know where, see what it looks like now.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:29 pm 
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there ya got me all excited, thought we had a new one! that was the johnson no.1 shaft subsidence. basically the cap failed on the several hundred foot open shaft. as the cap failed 2 of the 4 retaining walls failed as well and fell towards the center. they pinched against each other and held the cap up. now there was a big problem as they couldnt push it down or all the loose rock and dirt that the retaining walls were holding back would spill into the shaft creating a cone who knows how big. thats what happened back in the early 80s killing crane operator jerry white. osm was real cautious sealing this one, basically leaving everything where it was, filling on top and installing a new reinforced concrete cap over the entire thing. its covered with new dirt and grass but its near the ford dealership in the parking lot of a bank and behind the remodeled hoist house, thats easy to spot if you know what to look for. its repainted white and on a 45 degree angle to the road. it was directly behind that. thing that gets me is according to the maps and osm's boreholes there were 2 dry levels open before hitting the mine pool :x

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Hello Chris M !

Was the Johnson #1 Shaft a part of the Marvine Colliery operations as they were located on N.Main Ave.? Take Care.


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no, it was its own operation. they had a pretty big breaker there almost as big as marvine. the breaker was on the opposite side of main ave from the shaft and part of the culm pile is still there. i believe it was hudson coal though, ill have to check on that for ya

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I think I can find that. Sorry chris, didn't mean to excite you :lol:

That huge pile of coal I see at the top of Pancoast, that would explain it.

Thanks chris.

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